The scholarship events are free to enter and open to any prospective student interested in attending North Central College as a major in the Shimer Great Books School, including students transferring from other 2-year and 4-year programs.
Successful participants will receive the Montaigne Scholarship of up to $5,000 annually in addition to their current academic scholarship. Scholarships are renewable at the same dollar amounts and do not increase in subsequent years.
The Montaigne Scholarship is not a competition between participants. All awards are based solely on the quality of a participant's response essay and their participation in the discussion. No other aspects of participants’ academic records or other aspects of their application to the Shimer School will be taken into account when determining awards.
Only students enrolled in one of the four majors offered by the Shimer Great Books School are eligible to receive the Montaigne Scholarship. Please see this page on our curriculum for more information on majoring in the Shimer School.